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Donald "Don" D. Griffith

October 16, 1936 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 84)


Donald “Don” D. Griffith, 84, of Geneseo, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care Facility, Geneseo.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo.  Reverend Timothy Doty will officiate.  Memorials may be directed to Geneseo Presbyterian Church Choir and Elwood Presbyterian Church Choir.


Don was born on October 16, 1936, the son of Robert and Jessie (Reid) Griffith, in Elwood, IL.  He graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1954.  He worked for the US Government Civil Service as a computer specialist at the Rock Island Arsenal, from which he retired after 33 years.  Don was active at his church, participating in the choir.  He was treasurer of his condo association, an avid runner, and music was a passion. He especially loved his family and spending time with them.


Those left to cherish his memory include his best friend and ex-spouse, Myrna Hartman; daughters, Gale (Theresa) Griffith, Rock Island, IL, and Shari (Steve) Shannon, Geneseo, IL; grandchildren, Carly (Sean) Cummings, Whitney (Dustin) McDonald, and Chase (Jess) Shannon; great-grandchildren, Kade Heilman, Reid McDonald, Liam and Kai Cummings, and Brecken, Lennen, and Teagen Shannon.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jessie; brother, Glenn Griffith; and cousin, Jessi Alton.  For those wishing to leave a message of sympathy, please visit www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.


A special thank you to Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care facility for all the comfort, care and compassion shown to Don and his family.



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Memorial Service
May 28, 2021

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
133 E North Street
Geneseo, IL 61254

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